Profile: ATN International Inc (ATNI.O)
21 Feb 2018
ATN International, Inc. (ATN), formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., incorporated on August 4, 1989, is a holding company. The Company's segments include U.S. Telecom, International Telecom and Renewable Energy. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates wireless and wireline telecommunications service providers in North America, Bermuda and the Caribbean; owns and operates commercial distributed generation solar power systems in the United States and India, and owns and operates terrestrial and submarine fiber optic transport systems in the United States and the Caribbean. The Company offers services, which include Wireless, Wireline and Renewable Energy.
In the United States, the Company provides wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services in rural markets to national, regional, local and selected international wireless carriers. Its wholesale networks are located principally in the western United States. It also offers wireless voice and data services to retail customers in certain rural markets already covered by its wholesale networks. Its roaming network offers mobile communications service through a digital wireless voice and data network that utilizes multiple cellular mobile technologies, including Universal Mobile Telecommunications System/High Speed Packet Access (UMTS/HSPA), Code Division Multiple Access/Evolution Data Optimized (CDMA/EvDO) and Long Term Evolution (LTE). The Company provides wireless communications network products and services with owned and leased spectrum primarily in the 700 megahertz (MHz), 800 megahertz (MHz) and 1900 megahertz (MHz) spectrum ranges.
The Company's networks consist of base stations and radio transceivers located on owned or leased towers and buildings, telecommunications switches and owned or leased transport facilities. The Company designs and constructs its network in a manner that will provide service to all types of compatible wireless devices. It operates digital wireless switching systems that are capable of serving multiple markets through a single mobile telephone switching office. Centralized equipment used for network and data management is located in facilities supported by multiple levels of power and network redundancy. Its systems are designed to incorporate Internet Protocol (IP) packet-based Ethernet technology.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company had owned and operated a total of approximately 1,000 domestic base stations on over 540 owned and leased sites, a Network Operations Center (NOC) and presence in various leased data centers designed to support network virtualization and provide network resiliency. The Company provides voice and data services using a network comprising telecommunications switching and related equipment that it owns and telecommunications lines that it typically leased from the telephone company. The Company operates fiber optic ring networks in Vermont and New York State that it uses to connect its enterprise markets and to provide wholesale data transport services to other carriers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 434,000 business and 6,000 residential access line equivalents (ALEs) in billing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also provided broadband services to approximately 3,600 accounts in Vermont and western New Hampshire.
The Company provides wireless voice and data service to retail and business customers in Bermuda under the One name, in Guyana under the GTT name and in the United States Virgin Islands under the Innovative and Choice brand names. The Company also provides roaming services various the United States providers' customers visiting these locations. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 312,000 wireless subscribers in its International Telecom segment. In Bermuda, its customers subscribe to one of its postpaid plans, which allow customers to select a plan with a given amount of voice minutes, text messaging, data and other features that recur on a monthly basis. In Guyana, its customers subscribe to its prepaid plans, which require customers to purchase an amount of voice minutes, text messages or data prior to use. In the United States Virgin Islands and other international markets, it also provides Internet access services through a range of wireless and wireline broadband technologies. The Company operates multiple wireless voice and data technologies in its international markets in the 850, 900, 1,800, 1900 and 2,500 MHz frequency bands, including Global System for Mobile Communications/Enhanced Data-rates for Global Evolution (GSM/EDGE), UMTS/HSPA+, CDMA/EVDO and LTE technology.
The Company has facilities linking its sites, switching facilities and international interconnection points. Off island connectivity is provided by leased and owned fiber based interconnections. It offers a range of line up of wireless devices and accessories designed for both the personal and professional needs of its customers. Its device assortment includes a range of smartphones, including those featuring the Android and iPhone Operating System (IOS) operating systems in addition to a range of feature phones, wireless hot spots and various wireless solutions for small businesses. The Company sells a range of original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket accessories that allow its customers to personalize their wireless experience, including phone protection, battery charging solutions and Bluetooth hands free kits. The Company's wireline services include operations in Guyana, Bermuda, the United States Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and the mainland United States.
The Company offers voice services that include local exchange, regional and long distance calling and voice messaging services in Bermuda, Guyana, the United States Virgin Islands, and in other smaller markets in the Caribbean and the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had an aggregate of approximately 180,000 access lines in service in markets, which represent both residential and commercial subscribers. In Guyana, the Company is a provider of domestic wireline local and long distance telephone services into and out of the country and in the United States Virgin Islands, the Company is a local exchange carrier and sole fixed telephony provider. With respect to its international long distance business, the Company also collects payments from foreign carriers for handling international long distance calls originating from the foreign carriers' country and terminating on its network. It also makes payments to foreign carriers for international calls originating on one of its networks and terminating in the foreign carrier's country and collects from its subscribers or a local originating carrier a rate that is market based or set by regulatory tariff.
The Company offers high-speed Internet services with varying speeds. The Company also offers video service over its co-axial cable and fiber-optic networks in its international markets. In the United States Virgin Islands, the Company is a video services operator and provider of video services to customers in Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. The Company has various offerings available to its video customers, including basic and tiered local and cable television channels grouped into various content categories, such as news, sports and entertainment. All of its fixed access lines are digitally switched from its switching centers in the United States Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Guyana. Its switching centers provide monitoring of its network. In the United States Virgin Islands, the Company delivers its services through a hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) cable network. Its international voice and data networks are linked with the rest of the world principally through undersea fiber optic cables.
The Company competes with Digicel, Fairpoint Communications, Comcast, Level 3, Verizon Communications and Liberty Global.
ATN International Inc
500 Cummings Ctr
BEVERLY MA 01915-6142